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MonsterMill TCR – the pinnacle of titanium machining

Within the aerospace sector there is a growing demand for the use of titanium and, therefore, to machine it in the most efficient way possible. Ceratizit Group and its Team Cutting Tools partnership of leading tooling specialist has long been at the forefront of innovation in solid carbide milling cutters, its latest development of its MonsterMill TCR series confirms its position as a world leader. 

MonsterMill TCR has been developed purely with the machining of titanium in mind with a focus on the aerospace and medical device sectors. The result is a solid carbide milling cutter that brings increased process security and extended tool life. In its creation Ceratizit’s developers looked closely at chip formation in designing the variable and irregular pitch of the cutter flutes; in addition, the chip space has been specially shaped to increase swarf removal. With geometry and swarf removal addressed attention then turned to improving cutting data and tool life. Changes included the development of a high-performance substrate with extreme toughness and added resistance to flexing under cut, this was complimented by a reinforced cutter core. The final element was the use of Ceratizit’s Dragonskin coating technology that reduces thermal loads and delivers high levels of wear resistance. Of course, there may be applications, such as the production of medical devices, where coating cross contamination may be an issue, in those cases Monstermill TCR cutters can be specified without the Dragonskin coating.

The result is a series of cutters that provide users with significantly increased tool life when compared to existing competitor cutters. For example, when machining 3.7164 TiA6V4 material with a 12 mm diameter, five-flute, MonsterMill TCR cutter, running at 90 m/min, table feed of 1433 mm/min, 18 mm depth of cut with 0.75 mm width of cut tool life increased by 28 per cent up from 360 minutes to 450 minutes.

MonsterMill TCR cutters are available in a wide range of diameters from 4 mm through to 20 mm and also in a variety of flute and body lengths to suit different applications such as ramping, interpolation and full slot milling. With the aerospace sector in mind a wide range of corner radii are also standard features ranging from 0.4 mm through to 6.3 mm depending on cutter diameter as well as Torus and ball nose variants. Customers can access 2D (DXF) and 3D (STEP and STL) files for the full range of MonsterMill TCR cutters to aid programming.

Further information about the MonsterMill TCR can be found in the new Up2Date catalogue from CERATIZIT. 

CERATIZIT – Passion and pioneering spirit for carbides

For over 95 years, CERATIZIT has been a pioneer developing exceptional hard material products for cutting tools and wear protection. The privately owned company, based in Mamer, Luxembourg, develops and manufactures highly specialised carbide cutting tools, inserts, rods made of hard materials as well as wear parts. We are the market leader in sereval wear application areas, and successfully develop new types of carbide, cermet and ceramic grades wich are used for instance in the wood and stone working industry.

With over 9,000 employees at 34 production sites and a sales network of over 70 branch offices, the Group is a global player in the carbide industry. Our international network also includes the subsidiaries KOMET, WNT, Becker Diamantwerkzeuge, and Stadler Metalle, as well as the joint venture CB-CERATIZIT. As a leader in materials technology, we continuously invest in research and development and hold over 1,000 patents. Our innovative carbide solutions are used in mechanical engineering and tool construction and many other industries including the automotive, aerospace, oil and medical sector.

We are active on the market through the seven competence brands Hard Material Solutions by CERATIZIT, Toolmaker Solutions by CERATIZIT, Tool Solutions by CERATIZIT as well as Cutting Solutions by CERATIZIT, KOMET, WNT and KLENK.

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Mr Tony Pennington
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